This is the kind of challenge that suits him. The sulfur German Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has to don the clothes of the great defender of the right to intellectual property. A role against type for the founder of Megaupload fire, the famous site used by millions of users to illegally download movies, TV shows and other songs that the FBI has closed on 20 January 2012. At the time, Kim Dotcom was considered the United States as the number one enemy of the copyright, and more generally intellectual property.
"I've never pursued, I am a follower of the free flow of ideas but I could make an exception given that the United States currently suffer me," said Kim Dotcom on Twitter. Currently based in New Zealand, he gives, in fact, a real legal battle to avoid extradition to the United States where he is wanted for aiding and abetting piracy and infringement of copyright. Of conflict that cost him more than $ 50 million in legal fees.
Not sure, however, that Google & Co. take the offer seriously. As noted by the U.S. site specializing in new technologies The Verge, "it is probably a new shot com 'to rally public opinion to his cause by posing as the victim in this case." Still, this time, Kim Dotcom also want to remind the world that before he founded a controversial site, he was also an innovator.